Author: Mariposas Sin Fronteras

  • #FreeYesenia: Yesenia, a lesbian woman from El Salvador, received a $15,000 bond! PLEASE DONATE

    (portrait of Yesenia Palencia) Hello folks! After many unexplained rescheduled bond hearings Yesenia Palencia, a lesbian woman from El Salvador detained in Eloy Detention Center, has finally received a bond of $15,000! “Yesenia Palencia is a lesbian woman who escaped an abusive past in El Salvador, seeking  a better life for herself and her children […]

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  • Migrantes Transgenero, Gay, Lesbiana y Bisexual Responden a las Declaraciones de Hillary Clinton Sobre Detención e Inmigración

    (English translation below) Mariposas Sin Fronteras: “Tan solo un día en la detención es mucho. Tan solo una deportación es demasiada. #NiUnaMas” Migrantes Transgenero, Gay, Lesbiana y Bisexual Responden a las Declaraciones de Hillary Clinton Sobre Detención e Inmigración Mariposas Sin Fronteras, una agrupación de Tucson principalmente de personas LGBTQJ migrante y previamente detenid@s, responde […]

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  • (English translation below) Mariposas Sin Fronteras: “Tan solo un día en la detención es mucho. Tan solo una deportación es demasiada. #NiUnaMas” Migrantes Transgenero, Gay, Lesbiana y Bisexual Responden a las Declaraciones de Hillary Clinton Sobre Detención e Inmigración Mariposas Sin Fronteras, una agrupación de Tucson principalmente de personas LGBTQJ migrante y previamente detenid@s, responde […]

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  • ¡Luis Alberto Libre!

    Luis Alberto has been released from detention in Florence! One more free butterfly! ¡Luis Alberto ha salido de la detención en Florence! Una mariposa mas libre!

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  • Mariposas Sin Fronteras and Transgender Law Center Demand Release of Nicoll, Trans Asylum Seeker Abused in Detention

    Immigration Advocates Demand Release of Abused Trans Asylum Seeker Nicoll Hernández-Polanco says she’s faced transphobia and verbal, physical, and sexual abuse from immigration staff and other detainees in her all-male facility, despite posing no ‘security threat.’ By Mitch Kellaway The Transgender Law Center Tuesday called for the release of Nicoll Hernández-Polanco, a Guatemalan trans woman currently being […]

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  • #LibertadParaNicoll

    Nicoll Hernández-Polanco (A089-841-646) es una mujer transgénero guatemalteca que se encuentra detenida en un centro de detención para hombres en Florence, AZ por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE por sus siglas en inglés). Nicoll se entregó en la frontera de los Estados Unidos a agentes de la patrulla fronteriza en octubre […]

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  • #FreeNicoll

    Nicoll Hernández-Polanco (A089-841-646) is a Guatemalan transgender woman currently being detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) in an all-male facility in Florence, AZ. Nicoll presented herself to border patrol agents at the United States border in October 2014 and immediately requested asylum after suffering nearly a decade of sexual and physical violence in Guatemala […]

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  • Estrellita is free in Tucson! ¡Estrellita esta libre en Tucson! ¡Gracias!

    Estrellita I am writing to you with much love and respect to thank you with all my heart the people who have helped me to pay my bond. I am eternally grateful. Blessings to you and may God grant you many blessings, guide, and multiply your kindness and generosity to help those in need. With […]

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  • Help Free Estrellita From Detention!

    Hi, my name is Estrellita! I am 24 years-old and I come fleeing from Guatemala. The reason why is because gang members in my neighborhood tried forcing me to deliver drugs for them. I refused. Within a few days, I found out that they killed a transgender friend of mine for refusing as well. So […]

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  • DONATE To Free Fabiel From Detention!

    Fabiel is a youth from Honduras—he just turned 18 years-old this summer and was detained one month after his birthday. This youthful, talented, fabulous young adult is currently confined to a cold cell in Florence, Arizona. Fabiel is fleeing persecution based on the violence he was witness to in 2012. He relocated to another part […]

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